I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
~Maya Angelou


Welcome to Samuel H.  Johnson SSSP Foundation website, dedicated to help deserving students further their college education.




Dear Friends:


November 17, 2016, is Georgia Gives Day in Georgia. This day was instituted four years ago by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), a member-supported organization dedicated to assisting nonprofit organizations in Georgia accomplish their mission and goals. The Samuel H. Johnson SSSP Foundation is a member of GCN and participates in the Georgia Gives Day.


The Board of Directors of the Samuel H. Johnson SSSP Foundation is grateful for your financial support in the past. We depend on friends like you to be able to award scholarships to deserving students each year.


We are once again asking your help to raise money for the scholarships. Through corporate sponsorships, the GCN is able to give prize money to member organizations for meeting certain fund raising goals on Georgia Gives Day.


AT&T, one of the corporate sponsors, is sponsoring the AT&T Digital Life Power Hours. AT&T has given GCN $12,000 to give a $1000.00 award to a GCN member who has the most donors in an hour for 12 hours on November 17, 2016. The Samuel H. Johnson SSSP Foundation would like to receive one of those $1000.00 awards, and with your help, we can.


We have selected the hour time frame of 2 pm-3 pm. If The Samuel H. Johnson SSSP Foundation receives the largest number of donations of $25.00 or more during this hour, the Foundation will receive the $1000.00 prize money.


To donate, click on link below:



You may also donate by typing in Georgia Gives Day 2016 in your browser.

1.      On the first page click on Georgia Gives Day.

2.      On the next page type Samuel H. Johnson SSSP Foundation in the search box.

3.      When the next page shows information about the foundation, click on the small donate box to the right of the text.

4.      On the next page, complete all the information requested and submit. There is a $25.00 minimum donation for your donation to count as a donor for the $1000.00 prize money.


Thank you so very much for assisting us in our efforts to raise money for scholarships. Please share this message with others who may assist us.



Samuel H. Johnson SSSP Foundation Board of Directors

The Samuel H. Johnson Summer Study Skills Program (SSSP) Foundation Inc. assists deserving students in the Southeast currently needing financial assistance to complete their under graduate education.

Samuel H. Johnson was a consummate educator.  Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky in  1916, he dedicated his life to helping underprivileged college bound students attain educational enrichment and financial support needed to attend four-year colleges. Mr. Johnson founded the Summer Study Skills Program (SSSP), a six-week academic enrichment program held first at Boggs Academy, Keysville, Georgia in 1961. The program was later transferred to Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee. Over 500 youth participated in the program from 1961 to 1968 as 10th or 11th graders and later matriculated in colleges throughout the country.  SSSP was the forerunner to the federally funded Upward Bound Program which started in the summer of 1965

Currently scholarships are awarded to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Applicants are reviewed with a preference for students with higher grade point averages.  Scholarship recipients are referred to us through the Mellon-Mayes Foundation.

Calendar of Events: Follow our activities by visiting our Calendar of Events page.
Endowment Fund: Samuel H. Johnson Summer Study Skills Program (SSSP) Foundation, Inc. has launched a campaign to establish a $500,000 scholarship endowment fund by the year 2018.  Click on our Donation page for more details.

SSSP History: Read our illustrious history on the SSSP History page and discover how determined we were in organizing the Foundation. Gotta' know your history!

Newsletters: Keep track of all the SSSP news both current and past by visiting our Newsletters page.
Contact Us: Need to ask a question or send us a message? Go to our Contact Us page.
Current SSSP Members
SSSP Class of 1962